Simpson's In The Strand

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Simpson's is one of the few London restaurants offering only the finest quality British ingredients cooked to perfection in classic British style. The restaurant's speciality is Scottish beef on the bone that has been aged for 28 days for maximum flavour. The beef is carved at guests' tables from antique silver-domed trolleys, which is a practice that began over 150 years ago and for which Simpson's is world-renowned. Other Simpson’s signature dishes include classics such as potted shrimps, roast saddle of lamb and steak and kidney pie.

Guests can also enjoy classic cocktails in Knight’s Bar, an art deco cocktail lounge located on the first floor. It is the perfect place to enjoy either a pre-dinner cocktail or after-dinner aperitif.

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MarionM
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST roast rib of beef I have ever tasted!

Well worth every penny, an experience not to be missed

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MatthewsS
London
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a beautiful day and a beautiful place.

And we didn’t get Covid19!!! Yay!!!!

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vipjonnynian
London
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always we had a superb evening at the lovely Simpson's in the Strand restaurant, excellent food (Beef Wellington to die for) , excellent service and a general fabulous time.
Cocktails upstairs beforehand were superb... best mixed Cosmo's ANYWHERE !

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vipBurgh
London
30 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simpson’s in the Strand is an excellent place to have good food served by excellent staff. Pre dinner drinks in Knights Bar is a great way to start and finish your meal.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and friendly staff. 😊 Would definitely recommend for a special occasion!

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vipDennisS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I’ve been to Simpson’s more than a dozen times. Beautiful setting. Whoever came up w the idea to put a pianist in the Restaurant should be terminated. In a room that cavernous there was no way to have a convo despite moving. Ruined the entire experience.

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Kristiank
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and wow what a place...

Service outstanding food delicious I cannot wait to return

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RussellJ
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I had booked about a week before but it was hardly necessary as there were only 2 other people in the room.
Was greeted at entrance politely and escorted to tabel and issued with menus. Decided on smoked salmon statrter which was excellent and just the right portion. Main course was Roast Beef which was also excellent. The accompaniments were really good large Yorkshire, roast potatos and savoy? cabbage & gravy. The portions were just about right but it was so delicious that I ate the lot! I had a glass of claret which, again, was very good.
Two disappointments
The complete lack of atmosphere due to empty room.
I thought it a little overpriced as lunch came to £ 71:00 to which 12 1/2% service charge was added which I think is lot for 1 person.
However the food and service were first class and as it is such an iconic venue, I suppose that must expect to pay top dollar.

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alibar
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always go for the Carvery - not only is the meat delicious but the skill of the staff in slicing it in front of you, is a delight to see. Going to Simpsons is our favourite restaurant, where the Waiters knowledge of the menu and its preparation etc., makes for a thoroughly enjoyable occasion - not to be missed.

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StellaT
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful lunch. The food & drinks were delicious - especially the roast beef. Staff were very attentive & friendly. Would thoroughly recommend for a special occasion.

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JenS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Staff was friendly and attentive!

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HughA
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best roast beef I have ever eaten served by some of the friendliest and most professional staff. It's an absolute no-brainer when I get asked what my 'last meal' would be: Sunday roast at Simpson's In The Strand - with extra horseradish!!

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DianeH
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic Sunday lunch for my 60th Birthday. Everything was really lovely.

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VictorRoastbeef
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere and great service but the food quality is not what I expected.

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ClairH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful pre theatre dinner here. The service was excellent, not rushed but we weren't sat for ages waiting and our server was very good also sharing knowledge of the building with us. The food was excellent and there was a lovely atmosphere as there was a pianist playing. We enjoyed it so much we tried to go back on the Sunday for lunch but unfortunately it was fully booked. Will definitely make sure to book next time and will also return on our next visit to London 😁❤️

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Dalixa
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great if you eat meat and fish, not much choice for vegans/vegetarians. Wonderful place to get acquainted with traditional English cuisine but if it is full can be very noisy but we always have a meal here when we come to London. Staff helpful and not invasive.

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A very special room for a special occasion. The service, though, wasn't quite as classy as everything else, with the waitress unable to answer my question about the ingredients, the waiter having to ask which meal belonged to whom when he brought them to the table, and a long wait for the bill at the end of the night (despite asking for it three times). All these things are fussy, I know, but they're what I'd expect from a fine dining establishment worthy of the name.

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menu2love
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Been before and all five of us thought the food was fantastic so could not wait to return. What a disappointment this time only two of us, one had the carvery gammon but could not eat all of it as it was so salty, I had the carvery beef meat cooked to perfection, not could be said with the vegetables, roast potatoes were soft and tasted as if reheated Yorkshire pudding was over cooked on outside and a bit raw inside.

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Chrissyb1956
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this restaurant primarily because it was close to the theatre and had a pre theatre menu, but it was also my son’s birthday and wanted something special, we were not disappointed, the pre theatre set menu food was of a very high standard, my only criticism was that there was not a lot of choice .

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SteveR
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic food and a very pleasant ambiance. Will definitely visit again.

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DanielaV
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Posto bellissimo e servizio all'altezza. Sicuramente è tra i migliori, anzi forse è il migliore, Sunday Roast di Londra.

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VictoriaO
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, delicious cocktails and impeccable services. Pricey but worth it.